For those travelling from further afield or perhaps those of you wishing to make a weekend of it, the following is provided for information along with some suggestions for possible locations to stay in the surrounding areas.
Hotels and Guest Houses shown below have been grouped by the nearest ELR station with approximate walking times indicated where appropriate as well as some ideas of places to stay in the Wider General Area including the Burrs Caravan Park, plus Metrolink details and link.
For more details about the ELR including Station locations and gradient profile, see the About the Line page.
|In addition to the small selection of links shown here, the Yell search shown left may also be of use along with the Tourist Information links above.|
All links are for information only and are not recommendations. The East Lancashire Railway accept no liability for any losses incurred or other problems should you choose accomodation shown. However, please let us know if you have any very good or very bad experiences so that we can consider altering content accordingly.
Village Hotel & Leisure Club
Waterfold Business Park, Bury
The Red Lion
Red Hall Hotel
Bolholt Country Park Hotel
Walshaw Road, Bury
M66 Bury, M60 Birch Services, Bolton, Oldham and Manchester
|The above is just a small selection, click on the Yell search for more or try the Tourist Information links futher up the page.|
If have your own transport, accomodation in the surrounding area may be suitable. Hotels and Guest Houses close to Bury are often booked up very quickly ahead of major ELR events.
Accrington, Blackburn, Bolton, Oldham and Rochdale are all within 30-40 minutes drive. Bus travel may also be a possibility.
Manchester and the Metrolink
Staying in Manchester and using the Metrolink service to travel to Bury is quite possible, however please note that engineering work can sometimes disrupt weekend services. Tram replacement buses usually run instead or tickets, can be valid on Bury bus services. This may lengthen your journey to some extent so please check before travelling.
The Metrolink network now extends to Rochdale, Oldham and Ashton-Under-Lyne but Please Note that in order to travel from any of these to Bury you will need to go through Manchester, there is no direct route. Click the banner below to access the Metrolink website.